Cisco has released a Security Advisory for it’s ASA Firewall Line of Products: CVE-2016-1287

Criticality: HIGH


Workarounds: N/A

Recommended Action: Update as soon as possible (Cisco Software Download Link)


Affected Systems:

  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls
  • Cisco ASA Services Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers
  • Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)
  • Cisco Firepower 9300 ASA Security Module
  • Cisco ISA 3000 Industrial Security Appliance


Current Status:

According to this SANS report, the exploit is already being actively used.